How To Open Gas Cap on Hyundai Santa Fe (2005-2021)

Last Updated on May 24, 2021 by Nick

How To Open Gas Cap on Hyundai Santa Fe (2005-2021) – After more than a decade of being on the market and seeing two generations of Hyundai’s best-selling SUV, the Santa Fe will be a longer, lighter, and faster SUV. For 2013 in this third-generation SUV, shoppers potentially looking for a better Buy will be looking in Santa Fe’s direction.

When using a different vehicle than what we usually use sometimes requires adaptation. No exception for trivial and minor things such as looking for a gas tank cap opening lever. Are you here because you don’t know how to open the gas cap on this car? You’re on the right site!

How To Open Gas Cap on Hyundai Santa Fe (2005-2021)

Today I have a Hyundai Santa Fe and I’m gonna show you how to open up the fuel door or gas cap whatever you want to call it. Depending on your vehicle model years, here are a few ways to do it:

2005-2012 Model Years

In this old generation Santa Fe the gas cap can be opened from inside the car using a lever located on the driver’s seat front floor area. Pull the lever then open the gas cap to refuel the car.

fuel door gas cap open

2013-2018 Model Years

All right this is the third generation of Hyundai Santa Fe. I’m gonna show you how to open up the gas tank a gas cap. If you look in the driver-side door, there is a button to open the fuel filler door. Just pull it and the fuel door will open.

How To Open Gas Cap on Hyundai Santa Fe (2005-2021)

Emergency Gas Tank Cap Release

If there is a problem or it gets stuck when you open the gas cap, you can open it through a lever from inside the trunk on this model.

  • Open the trunk door
  • Locate and then release the panel with the gas station icon located at the bottom left of the cargo area
hyundai fuel door open emergency
  • Pull the handle outward and the fuel door will open

2019-2021 Model Years

Time needed: 1 minute.

Opening and closing the fuel door on the 2019 Santa Fe is as simple as can be. Because there is no button or any lever to open it. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the car

    Make sure to unlock the car

  2. Get out of the vehicle and find the fuel door

    The fuel door is located on the vehicle’s driver side

  3. Push and release the center-rear edge of the fuel door

    It will pop open and allowing you to refuel the car
    fuel door gas cap open

  4. Turn the fuel tank cap counterclockwise to open it


Hopefully, this article will be helpful to any of you trying to figure this thing out. Please comment if you have any questions. Thank you for reading this and see you guys next time.

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